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New York Times, Wednesday, January 6, 1993

Author:
Lois Sidway
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,765
Across
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How's that again? : WHAT
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Barnstorming action : SPIN
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Most worthless part : DREGS
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Artful dodge : RUSE
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Elmer's was popular in the 40's : TUNE
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Autry flick, e.g. : OATER
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Jack of TV's "Easy Street" : ELAM
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Bedouin, e.g. : ARAB
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For all, in music : TUTTI
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Sleepy reptiles? : NAPPINGTURTLES
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As soon as : ONCE
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Word with over or out : LAY
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Kevin McKenzie's gp. : ABT
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Instructive example : LESSON
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Etonians, for some : LADS
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They hang high at Yuletide : GEESE
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Stick close to : HUG
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TV newswoman Magnus : EDIE
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Volunteer work? : ELECTIVESERVICE
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Placido, once : NINO
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Mold of a kind : DIE
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Meant : AIMED
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Dry run : TEST
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Roving : ERRANT
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Absent letter at 20, 38 and 53 Across : ESS
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"It" figures in this game : TAG
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Seasonal song : NOEL
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Nursery-school hazard? : TUMBLINGBLOCKS
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Myopic Mr. of cartoons : MAGOO
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Steelers' ex-coach : NOLL
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Decrease : WANE
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Synthetic fiber : ORLON
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"The African Queen" scriptwriter : AGEE
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It used to be enough : ENOW
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"Home, Sweet Home" man : PAYNE
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Fan's disappointment : LOSS
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"Oh, heck!" : RATS
Down
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Br. navy member : WREN
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One of the Bowls : HULA
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Speedily, speedily : ASAP
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Pace : TEMPO
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Peete's posture : STANCE
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Rids : PURGES
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___ the finish : INAT
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Vague : NEBULOUS
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Addlepated : DOTTY
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Julia of "The Addams Family" : RAUL
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It makes a sermon shorter : ETTE
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Understands : GETS
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Hindu "Mr." : SRI
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Channel : INLET
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Extent : RANGE
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G-man, e.g. : AGENT
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Prove false : BELIE
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A stage of man : TEENS
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Absolute : SHEER
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A Strauss : LEVI
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Stop on ___ : ADIME
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Cuts up finely : DICES
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Gardener's purchase : SEEDS
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Connery, for one : SCOT
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Utopian : IDEAL
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Table-top harpsichord : VIRGINAL
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Honey badger : RATEL
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Viewpoints : ANGLES
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Peers : NOBLES
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Type of steak : TBONE
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Let down : LOWER
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Famous bit of unreal estate : TARA
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Unsightly : UGLY
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Queen of the Night : MOON
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Describing a bad project : NOGO
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New Testament Galilean village : CANA
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Entangle : KNOT
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Uses Howe's machine : SEWS
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Do a floor chore : MOP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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